Top 100 Photography on Pxleyes in October 2011

Another month of thrilling photography contests has ended! We’ve collected the 100 highest scoring entries from the Pxleyes photography contests that were active during the month October 2011… This list is ranked by the final scores of the entries.

The most spectacular pictures were submitted in the macro bugs 3, stripes, smoking objects, inside and town history contest.

… Keep up the good work and good luck in next month’s photography contests!

100. Foreign

Contest goal:
Take a photo of a tongue with something on it. A piercing, a gummi bear, a bit of whipped cream, a pill, a button, etc. NO NOSES in the photo, and nothing below the chin. The focus needs to be on the tongue, not the back of the throat, and there must be something on the tongue.

 

99. The wind is strong, but warm

Contest goal:
Take a photo of the wind. It can be wind making a flag flap, or fly away hair, or an umbrella being turned inside out, or grasses waving in the breeze, etc. NO balloons or thrown objects (confetti, papers of any kind, etc) allowed.

 

98. King’s College

Contest goal:
Almost every town and city has some form of higher education past High School. Be it a College, University, or Trade School. Photograph an institute of higher learning in as attractive a manner as you can, to encourage people to want to go there!

The name of the school must be given in the description if it is not present in the photo. This contest includes any buildings that are part of a college or university, such as dorms, administration, theaters and the like.

 

97. Farm fence

Contest goal:
From little white picket to barb wire, wire mesh, split rail, or chain link. Wrought iron, wood, bamboo, aluminum or vinyl,… Fences are used to define area boundaries, keeping people or animals out or in, for privacy or protection.

Post your photos of fences of all types. The fences must be man made. No tree lines and rock outcroppings allowed, and no stone or brick walls, although brick posts within a fence are allowed.

EDIT: Pictures of gates will only be tolerated if the focus is on the fence attached to it. If the gate itself is the overwhelming focus of the photo it will be considered off topic. When in doubt, try not to include the gate at all!

 

Farm fence photoshop picture)
Author: Mario, created for: fence me photography contest

96. Creepy Mansion

Contest goal:
Each town and village has got an history, this can be represented by an old castle, a statue remembering the town founders, a plaque telling some historical facts and so on. In this contest you have to show us something about the history of the town where you live at the moment.

Besides the photo you also have to tell us what town you are showing us and tell us something about the photo, explaining why it is an important historical object in your town. Important: it has to be your current hometown and the object has to be at least 75 years old! So dive in history and find out what happened in your footsteps before you where born.

 

95. Inflorescence

Contest goal:
Enter a photo of something that makes people just want to say “What the hell am I looking at?!” In other words, photograph a subject that confuses people as to what it is. This could be virtually anything, from an odd angle of a statue to a macro of trash in a dumpster. Please try and keep it as artistic and pleasing to the eye as possible, use the description field to explain what exactly is shown in your picture.

 

94. bzzz

Contest goal:
Show us your closest shot of a bug or insect. Get right up in their face as close as cameraly possible, and shoot their mugs! And of course be safe… some of them little buggers can bite or sting. Good luck!

 

93. A Few of my Favorite Things

Contest goal:
I think most of the people like music in any form and most of us have an “ipod” (or any other mp3 player). In this contest, your goal is to creatively photograph an mp3 player.

 

92. hidden

Contest goal:
Have you ever stood next to a swamp or even in the forest not knowing that an animal is standing next to you hiding? Scared of being captured? Take a picture of an animal that is camouflaged and let us spot them. Have fun all and enjoy spotting animals!

 

91. Close-up

Contest goal:
Enter a photo of something that makes people just want to say “What the hell am I looking at?!” In other words, photograph a subject that confuses people as to what it is. This could be virtually anything, from an odd angle of a statue to a macro of trash in a dumpster. Please try and keep it as artistic and pleasing to the eye as possible, use the description field to explain what exactly is shown in your picture.

 

90. Telephone Boxes in Boatyard

Contest goal:
Our eye is drawn to something that doesn’t belong, from a shopping cart in the woods to a mattress on the freeway.
For this contest, take a picture of an object that you would not regularly expect to see where you found it (not placed it). Show us that out of place subject matter, right where you found it. Good luck!

 

89. left alone

Contest goal:
Whether for transportation, exercise or recreation, bikes are found all over the world.

Take a photo of any kind of bike – a kid’s bike, mountain bike, or a unicycle – as long as it be powered by muscle.

 

left alone photoshop picture)
Author: kathyw, created for: bikes 2 photography contest

88. Beach Hair

Contest goal:
Take a photo of the wind. It can be wind making a flag flap, or fly away hair, or an umbrella being turned inside out, or grasses waving in the breeze, etc. NO balloons or thrown objects (confetti, papers of any kind, etc) allowed.

 

87. Gericault

Contest goal:
This contest is about tombstones / memorial stones from famous people. The more famous the better… Think Jimi Hendrix, Elvis and so on. They do not have to be singers, also presidents, world famous sportspeople and so on are allowed.

Tell something about the person. They must have their own Wikipedia page (also you must link to that page). Statues, paintings and so on are off theme. No humans and animals allowed in this contest.

 

86. Threatened

Contest goal:
Photograph something with a blade and a sharp edge, generally used for cutting or chopping: eg. A knife, a razor, a sword, a paper cutter, an axe, etc. Focus has to be on the edge.

 

85. Ink drops in water….

Contest goal:
Photograph something which is inside something else. This can be inside a box, an envelope, a balloon, a plastic bag… whatever you can think of. Think creative and surprise us. No humans, animals and flowers allowed

 

84. James Ramsay MacDonald

Contest goal:
This contest is about tombstones / memorial stones from famous people. The more famous the better… Think Jimi Hendrix, Elvis and so on. They do not have to be singers, also presidents, world famous sportspeople and so on are allowed.

Tell something about the person. They must have their own Wikipedia page (also you must link to that page). Statues, paintings and so on are off theme. No humans and animals allowed in this contest.

 

83. There’s something in my drink

Contest goal:
It’s a holiday that’s celebrated in countries all over the world and it’s that time of year again. Time to ward off all the ghosts, goblins and spooks and have fun and party. Costumes, Jack-o-lanterns, trick-or-treating, and Halloween candy.
Enter you most artistic portrayal of Halloween. Parties, decorations, costumes and scary things are all encouraged and as long as the photo relates to Halloween, it’s on theme. Good luck!

 

82. Hopped Home

Contest goal:
Our eye is drawn to something that doesn’t belong, from a shopping cart in the woods to a mattress on the freeway.
For this contest, take a picture of an object that you would not regularly expect to see where you found it (not placed it). Show us that out of place subject matter, right where you found it. Good luck!

 

81. Lizzy Borden preferred tool

Contest goal:
Photograph something with a blade and a sharp edge, generally used for cutting or chopping: eg. A knife, a razor, a sword, a paper cutter, an axe, etc. Focus has to be on the edge.

 

80. Mommy I Love You

Contest goal:
Love, friendship, or just a sign with “Free Hugs” are reasons to cuddle each others. Show us your best pictures of hugs. No animals are allowed, only humans must be on the pictures (babies, child, adults, older people …). Kisses and other signs of affections are not allowed.

 

Mommy I Love You photoshop picture)
Author: riady, created for: free hugs photography contest

79. hatched

Contest goal:
Take a shot of remnants, remains and ideas of things that were before. The actual object can no longer be fully in your shot, but there must be a way to tell from your photo what was there before. Either by showing some leftovers or by showing an empty space…

 

78. 😉 Eyes

Contest goal:
Both men and women have enhanced their allure throughout the ages, with make-up. Sometimes we use it to make ourselves more attractive, or actors may use it to appear grotesque. Clowns use it to look funny, while morticians use it to make some look natural.

For this contest, enter your most exotic and eye catching makeup shots. Whether the models are male, female, adults or children, show us the make-up they display. Runway models, drag queens, clowns or just face painting, enter your best makeup shots. The only contest guideline is you must have someone in your shot who is obviously wearing makeup. Good luck!

 

77. Nobles Park

Contest goal:
Many fountains were put in cities because fire brigades needed a water supply before systems were common in cities and towns. Now we enjoy them for beauty and relaxation.

Whether a massive stone fountain in the middle of a city square, or just a miniature set up in your office, enter your best shots of water fountains. Good Luck!

 

76. Don’t Tred on Me!

Contest goal:
Have you ever stood next to a swamp or even in the forest not knowing that an animal is standing next to you hiding? Scared of being captured? Take a picture of an animal that is camouflaged and let us spot them. Have fun all and enjoy spotting animals!

 

75. take your medicine

Contest goal:
We’ve had smoke contests before, but seeing 30 or more pictures of just smoke can get boring… So for this contest you must add something else to the shot that compliments the smoke and adds visual interest to the shot. One catch… No outdoor shots, we are looking for studio style shots for this one.

 

74. Squares City

Contest goal:
In this contest, show us an entry where a square in the photo is the dominating focal point. There must be at least one square or cube in the shot, and it must dominate the photo. Whether it’s a handful of dice, a stack of boxes, windows or simply colored pieces of paper, show just the squared entries. Partial squares (like the tool) are off theme. Good luck!

A square is defined as having all sides equal, and its interior angles all right angles (90°).

 

Squares City photoshop picture)
Author: riady, created for: squared 2 photography contest

73. Magic cube

Contest goal:
In this contest, show us an entry where a square in the photo is the dominating focal point. There must be at least one square or cube in the shot, and it must dominate the photo. Whether it’s a handful of dice, a stack of boxes, windows or simply colored pieces of paper, show just the squared entries. Partial squares (like the tool) are off theme. Good luck!

A square is defined as having all sides equal, and its interior angles all right angles (90°).

 

Magic cube photoshop picture)
Author: chuby, created for: squared 2 photography contest

72. root of onion

Contest goal:
Take a photograph of a root or bunch of roots. A tree root, a grass root, or a root that is eaten, such as carrots, parsnips, onions, or potatoes. Your root can be in the ground, or on a plate, but must be intact. No diced, slices, or mashed roots allowed.

 

root of onion photoshop picture)
Author: roon, created for: roots photography contest

71. King Williams College

Contest goal:
Almost every town and city has some form of higher education past High School. Be it a College, University, or Trade School. Photograph an institute of higher learning in as attractive a manner as you can, to encourage people to want to go there!

The name of the school must be given in the description if it is not present in the photo. This contest includes any buildings that are part of a college or university, such as dorms, administration, theaters and the like.

 

70. Weird Weather off the Coast

Contest goal:
A pier is a raised structure, including bridge and building supports and walkways, over water, typically supported by widely spread piles or pillars.
We had bridges but let’s open up the theme and allow other structures. There are so many types out there and they go over all types of water sources. It HAS to be over water and at some point end over the water, is the only main rule. Bridges or any other structure that goes from land over water and to land again is considered off theme.

 

Weird Weather off the Coast photoshop picture)
Author: MnMCarta, created for: piers photography contest

69. The Prayer

Contest goal:
Have you ever stood next to a swamp or even in the forest not knowing that an animal is standing next to you hiding? Scared of being captured? Take a picture of an animal that is camouflaged and let us spot them. Have fun all and enjoy spotting animals!

 

68. Oh The Lust!

Contest goal:
Pick one (and only one) of the following; Sloth, Lust, Wrath, Envy, Pride, Gluttony or Greed. Then create an image which represents this sin. It must be clear which sin you are representing. If not, write it in your description.

 

Oh The Lust!  photoshop picture)
Author: rbsgrl, created for: sins photography contest

67. International Business School

Contest goal:
Almost every town and city has some form of higher education past High School. Be it a College, University, or Trade School. Photograph an institute of higher learning in as attractive a manner as you can, to encourage people to want to go there!

The name of the school must be given in the description if it is not present in the photo. This contest includes any buildings that are part of a college or university, such as dorms, administration, theaters and the like.

 

66. Cheers Mate!

Contest goal:
Take a picture of something with a hole in it. The hole must go through the object, so that you can clearly see to the other side. The edges need not be smooth, but the hole must be reasonably round, and cannot have anything covering it, like a screen or glass. The focal point must be the hole, and not the object with the hole in it.

 

65. Diluting the Jolt

Contest goal:
Be it in a tall glass, ice cold, or in a bowl with oatmeal or cereal or fresh berries. Your subject goal is to capture the “nectar of the cows” (or goats or camels or even the lowly soy bean or almond), in the most visually appealing way you can.

Empty glasses with a plate of cookie crumbs or other “after” photos will be off theme. Your glass or bowl must be full with the abundance of milk.

 

64. Calm

Contest goal:
A pier is a raised structure, including bridge and building supports and walkways, over water, typically supported by widely spread piles or pillars.
We had bridges but let’s open up the theme and allow other structures. There are so many types out there and they go over all types of water sources. It HAS to be over water and at some point end over the water, is the only main rule. Bridges or any other structure that goes from land over water and to land again is considered off theme.

 

Calm photoshop picture)
Author: friiskiwi, created for: piers photography contest

63. Douglas Lifeboat Station

Contest goal:
A pier is a raised structure, including bridge and building supports and walkways, over water, typically supported by widely spread piles or pillars.
We had bridges but let’s open up the theme and allow other structures. There are so many types out there and they go over all types of water sources. It HAS to be over water and at some point end over the water, is the only main rule. Bridges or any other structure that goes from land over water and to land again is considered off theme.

 

62. bike

Contest goal:
Whether for transportation, exercise or recreation, bikes are found all over the world.

Take a photo of any kind of bike – a kid’s bike, mountain bike, or a unicycle – as long as it be powered by muscle.

 

61. The Shot

Contest goal:
Billiards or Pool or whatever you call it: show us the game. It can be a racked set of balls or people playing, just as long as the game of billiard/pool is the focus of the shot. In some countries, billiards and pool are a totally different game. Both games are acceptable in this contest.

 

60. Sister Sister

Contest goal:
Love, friendship, or just a sign with “Free Hugs” are reasons to cuddle each others. Show us your best pictures of hugs. No animals are allowed, only humans must be on the pictures (babies, child, adults, older people …). Kisses and other signs of affections are not allowed.

 

59. Calm

Contest goal:
A pier is a raised structure, including bridge and building supports and walkways, over water, typically supported by widely spread piles or pillars.
We had bridges but let’s open up the theme and allow other structures. There are so many types out there and they go over all types of water sources. It HAS to be over water and at some point end over the water, is the only main rule. Bridges or any other structure that goes from land over water and to land again is considered off theme.

 

Calm photoshop picture)
Author: Remsphoto, created for: piers photography contest

58. Three…

Contest goal:
We’ve had smoke contests before, but seeing 30 or more pictures of just smoke can get boring… So for this contest you must add something else to the shot that compliments the smoke and adds visual interest to the shot. One catch… No outdoor shots, we are looking for studio style shots for this one.

 

57. It’s my turn

Contest goal:
Both men and women have enhanced their allure throughout the ages, with make-up. Sometimes we use it to make ourselves more attractive, or actors may use it to appear grotesque. Clowns use it to look funny, while morticians use it to make some look natural.

For this contest, enter your most exotic and eye catching makeup shots. Whether the models are male, female, adults or children, show us the make-up they display. Runway models, drag queens, clowns or just face painting, enter your best makeup shots. The only contest guideline is you must have someone in your shot who is obviously wearing makeup. Good luck!

 

Its my turn photoshop picture)
Author: Karol, created for: make up 2 photography contest

56. Saving Private Ryan

Contest goal:
This contest is about tombstones / memorial stones from famous people. The more famous the better… Think Jimi Hendrix, Elvis and so on. They do not have to be singers, also presidents, world famous sportspeople and so on are allowed.

Tell something about the person. They must have their own Wikipedia page (also you must link to that page). Statues, paintings and so on are off theme. No humans and animals allowed in this contest.

 

55. Wooden fence.

Contest goal:
From little white picket to barb wire, wire mesh, split rail, or chain link. Wrought iron, wood, bamboo, aluminum or vinyl,… Fences are used to define area boundaries, keeping people or animals out or in, for privacy or protection.

Post your photos of fences of all types. The fences must be man made. No tree lines and rock outcroppings allowed, and no stone or brick walls, although brick posts within a fence are allowed.

EDIT: Pictures of gates will only be tolerated if the focus is on the fence attached to it. If the gate itself is the overwhelming focus of the photo it will be considered off topic. When in doubt, try not to include the gate at all!

 

Wooden fence. photoshop picture)
Author: DML, created for: fence me photography contest

54. Iced

Contest goal:
A pier is a raised structure, including bridge and building supports and walkways, over water, typically supported by widely spread piles or pillars.
We had bridges but let’s open up the theme and allow other structures. There are so many types out there and they go over all types of water sources. It HAS to be over water and at some point end over the water, is the only main rule. Bridges or any other structure that goes from land over water and to land again is considered off theme.

 

Iced photoshop picture)
Author: Luvs2Rock, created for: piers photography contest

53. curling up on the barriers

Contest goal:
Humans have been destroying various parts of nature for things such as building development for a long time now.
Capture an image showing how nature is fighting back! For example, your image could show something like a bramble wrapped tightly around someone’s leg. Be creative and Good Luck!

 

52. Green

Contest goal:
Show us your closest shot of a bug or insect. Get right up in their face as close as cameraly possible, and shoot their mugs! And of course be safe… some of them little buggers can bite or sting. Good luck!

 

51. There be a storm a brewin

Contest goal:
A pier is a raised structure, including bridge and building supports and walkways, over water, typically supported by widely spread piles or pillars.
We had bridges but let’s open up the theme and allow other structures. There are so many types out there and they go over all types of water sources. It HAS to be over water and at some point end over the water, is the only main rule. Bridges or any other structure that goes from land over water and to land again is considered off theme.

 

There be a storm a brewin photoshop picture)
Author: MnMCarta, created for: piers photography contest

50. Empty shell

Contest goal:
We’ve had smoke contests before, but seeing 30 or more pictures of just smoke can get boring… So for this contest you must add something else to the shot that compliments the smoke and adds visual interest to the shot. One catch… No outdoor shots, we are looking for studio style shots for this one.

 

49. Sandhill crane

Contest goal:
The goal of this contest is to portray something that is lovely yet has an unappealing aspect to it… or…. it can be something ugly but has a lovely side to it.

It should be obvious as to which is which… if it is not obvious then it will need a description stating what is what.

Please remember to state in the description, NOT the title, what it is about the photo that makes it fit this theme. If there is no description, and/or not obvious it will be removed.

 

48. Glamorous

Contest goal:
Both men and women have enhanced their allure throughout the ages, with make-up. Sometimes we use it to make ourselves more attractive, or actors may use it to appear grotesque. Clowns use it to look funny, while morticians use it to make some look natural.

For this contest, enter your most exotic and eye catching makeup shots. Whether the models are male, female, adults or children, show us the make-up they display. Runway models, drag queens, clowns or just face painting, enter your best makeup shots. The only contest guideline is you must have someone in your shot who is obviously wearing makeup. Good luck!

 

47. Trio Fences

Contest goal:
From little white picket to barb wire, wire mesh, split rail, or chain link. Wrought iron, wood, bamboo, aluminum or vinyl,… Fences are used to define area boundaries, keeping people or animals out or in, for privacy or protection.

Post your photos of fences of all types. The fences must be man made. No tree lines and rock outcroppings allowed, and no stone or brick walls, although brick posts within a fence are allowed.

EDIT: Pictures of gates will only be tolerated if the focus is on the fence attached to it. If the gate itself is the overwhelming focus of the photo it will be considered off topic. When in doubt, try not to include the gate at all!

 

Trio Fences photoshop picture)
Author: riady, created for: fence me photography contest

46. Boat in Water

Contest goal:
Photograph something which is inside something else. This can be inside a box, an envelope, a balloon, a plastic bag… whatever you can think of. Think creative and surprise us. No humans, animals and flowers allowed

 

Boat in Water photoshop picture)
Author: deringer, created for: inside photography contest

45. strawberry season

Contest goal:
Be it in a tall glass, ice cold, or in a bowl with oatmeal or cereal or fresh berries. Your subject goal is to capture the “nectar of the cows” (or goats or camels or even the lowly soy bean or almond), in the most visually appealing way you can.

Empty glasses with a plate of cookie crumbs or other “after” photos will be off theme. Your glass or bowl must be full with the abundance of milk.

 

44. 17

Contest goal:
Take a photo of something with stripes (plural) on it, or that looks like stripes.
Striped clothes, rocks, barber shop poles, vertical fencing, window blinds, fork tines, the edge of a rake, rows of vegetation etc. The “stripes” MUST be visual lines or bands going in the same direction, with no interruption from another direction. Curves are allowed. A minimum of 3 stripes is required.

 

43. Batman Birthday Cake

Contest goal:
During the party, somebody turns out the light and everybody begins to sing “Happy Birthday to you …” ! Then arrives the birthday cake and the person blows the candles. What are you doing during this time ? You take some photographs of the cake!

It’s time to show here your best birthday cake pictures. Try not to give us a “flash-flattened” pictures. Only birthday cakes are allowed, cakes without candle(s) on it will be considered off theme. Good luck!

 

42. Under the Pier

Contest goal:
A pier is a raised structure, including bridge and building supports and walkways, over water, typically supported by widely spread piles or pillars.
We had bridges but let’s open up the theme and allow other structures. There are so many types out there and they go over all types of water sources. It HAS to be over water and at some point end over the water, is the only main rule. Bridges or any other structure that goes from land over water and to land again is considered off theme.

 

Under the Pier photoshop picture)
Author: riady, created for: piers photography contest

41. Jelly

Contest goal:
The goal of this contest is to portray something that is lovely yet has an unappealing aspect to it… or…. it can be something ugly but has a lovely side to it.

It should be obvious as to which is which… if it is not obvious then it will need a description stating what is what.

Please remember to state in the description, NOT the title, what it is about the photo that makes it fit this theme. If there is no description, and/or not obvious it will be removed.

 

40. Underneath the Eiffel

Contest goal:
In this contest, show us an entry where a square in the photo is the dominating focal point. There must be at least one square or cube in the shot, and it must dominate the photo. Whether it’s a handful of dice, a stack of boxes, windows or simply colored pieces of paper, show just the squared entries. Partial squares (like the tool) are off theme. Good luck!

A square is defined as having all sides equal, and its interior angles all right angles (90°).

 

39. Lichen C

Contest goal:
This contest is for any object/structure that represents or looks like any “English-Alphabets” from A TO Z other than “O”. so let me tell you the rules of this contest:
(1) Any object/structure resembling “English Alphabets”, with “Capital Letters”

(2) From A to Z: any alphabet you can choose whether vowel or consonant EXCEPT- “O” As “O” is quite common and it has already come under one of the previous contests named perfect circle. So “O” is off-theme.

(3)Your subject can be either natural or factory made only. Modifying a coil/cable/wire or arranging objects to give a shape of an alphabet.. will be off-theme. So better to choose a natural/factory output resembling an alphabet.

(4) The object of your photograph can be tilted but should not be an inverted alphabet or a mirror image of an alphabet. Though you can turn yourself up-side-down to get an actual alphabet.. Let’s have fun!

Note: The object in question has to serve some other purpose (a building, a fence, abstract art, gravel, etc.). Pictures of objects that are MADE to be letters will be off topic.

Also, if the letter in your photograph is not easily recognizable at first glance, please tell us what it is in the entry’s description. Thank you.

 

38. Bread and Wine

Contest goal:
Home made bread is the goal of this contest. Loaves, rolls, pretzels, any yeast dough, … baked creation is your subject.

 

37. Fly

Contest goal:
Show us your closest shot of a bug or insect. Get right up in their face as close as cameraly possible, and shoot their mugs! And of course be safe… some of them little buggers can bite or sting. Good luck!

 

36. The Snail

Contest goal:
The goal of this contest is to portray something that is lovely yet has an unappealing aspect to it… or…. it can be something ugly but has a lovely side to it.

It should be obvious as to which is which… if it is not obvious then it will need a description stating what is what.

Please remember to state in the description, NOT the title, what it is about the photo that makes it fit this theme. If there is no description, and/or not obvious it will be removed.

 

35. Hey, Bartender

Contest goal:
Show us your closest shot of a bug or insect. Get right up in their face as close as cameraly possible, and shoot their mugs! And of course be safe… some of them little buggers can bite or sting. Good luck!

 

34. Old Wooden Ceiling!

Contest goal:
In this contest, show us an entry where a square in the photo is the dominating focal point. There must be at least one square or cube in the shot, and it must dominate the photo. Whether it’s a handful of dice, a stack of boxes, windows or simply colored pieces of paper, show just the squared entries. Partial squares (like the tool) are off theme. Good luck!

A square is defined as having all sides equal, and its interior angles all right angles (90°).

 

33. I got you!

Contest goal:
Show us your closest shot of a bug or insect. Get right up in their face as close as cameraly possible, and shoot their mugs! And of course be safe… some of them little buggers can bite or sting. Good luck!

 

32. Blade VS Water

Contest goal:
Photograph something with a blade and a sharp edge, generally used for cutting or chopping: eg. A knife, a razor, a sword, a paper cutter, an axe, etc. Focus has to be on the edge.

 

31. Toss on him

Contest goal:
With long shutter speed, tossing camera in the air would create unpredictable, sometimes artistic result. As it’s very dangerous action to do, it’s recommended to toss cheap cameras rather new or expensive ones. No Photo manipulation allowed apart from pxleyes allowance on photo post processing. You need to enter a picture showing what the tossed camera photographed.
Contest goal updated

 

30. Gothic Spires

Contest goal:
Each town and village has got an history, this can be represented by an old castle, a statue remembering the town founders, a plaque telling some historical facts and so on. In this contest you have to show us something about the history of the town where you live at the moment.

Besides the photo you also have to tell us what town you are showing us and tell us something about the photo, explaining why it is an important historical object in your town. Important: it has to be your current hometown and the object has to be at least 75 years old! So dive in history and find out what happened in your footsteps before you where born.

 

29. Yikes a Wasp!

Contest goal:
Show us your closest shot of a bug or insect. Get right up in their face as close as cameraly possible, and shoot their mugs! And of course be safe… some of them little buggers can bite or sting. Good luck!

 

28. Mine…all mine…my precious

Contest goal:
Pick one (and only one) of the following; Sloth, Lust, Wrath, Envy, Pride, Gluttony or Greed. Then create an image which represents this sin. It must be clear which sin you are representing. If not, write it in your description.

 

Mine...all mine...my precious photoshop picture)
Author: karaflazz, created for: sins photography contest

27. Can I help you?

Contest goal:
Show us your closest shot of a bug or insect. Get right up in their face as close as cameraly possible, and shoot their mugs! And of course be safe… some of them little buggers can bite or sting. Good luck!

 

26. Which wish will we wish ?

Contest goal:
During the party, somebody turns out the light and everybody begins to sing “Happy Birthday to you …” ! Then arrives the birthday cake and the person blows the candles. What are you doing during this time ? You take some photographs of the cake!

It’s time to show here your best birthday cake pictures. Try not to give us a “flash-flattened” pictures. Only birthday cakes are allowed, cakes without candle(s) on it will be considered off theme. Good luck!

 

25. Palm leaf

Contest goal:
Take a photo of something with stripes (plural) on it, or that looks like stripes.
Striped clothes, rocks, barber shop poles, vertical fencing, window blinds, fork tines, the edge of a rake, rows of vegetation etc. The “stripes” MUST be visual lines or bands going in the same direction, with no interruption from another direction. Curves are allowed. A minimum of 3 stripes is required.

 

24. My Sacrifice

Contest goal:
Show us your closest shot of a bug or insect. Get right up in their face as close as cameraly possible, and shoot their mugs! And of course be safe… some of them little buggers can bite or sting. Good luck!

 

23. Oh My Gosh!

Contest goal:
Show us your closest shot of a bug or insect. Get right up in their face as close as cameraly possible, and shoot their mugs! And of course be safe… some of them little buggers can bite or sting. Good luck!

 

22. Sweep

Contest goal:
With long shutter speed, tossing camera in the air would create unpredictable, sometimes artistic result. As it’s very dangerous action to do, it’s recommended to toss cheap cameras rather new or expensive ones. No Photo manipulation allowed apart from pxleyes allowance on photo post processing. You need to enter a picture showing what the tossed camera photographed.
Contest goal updated

 

Sweep photoshop picture)
Author: Ory, created for: camera toss photography contest

21. Root Gathering

Contest goal:
Take a photograph of a root or bunch of roots. A tree root, a grass root, or a root that is eaten, such as carrots, parsnips, onions, or potatoes. Your root can be in the ground, or on a plate, but must be intact. No diced, slices, or mashed roots allowed.

 

20. Nelson Cathedral

Contest goal:
Each town and village has got an history, this can be represented by an old castle, a statue remembering the town founders, a plaque telling some historical facts and so on. In this contest you have to show us something about the history of the town where you live at the moment.

Besides the photo you also have to tell us what town you are showing us and tell us something about the photo, explaining why it is an important historical object in your town. Important: it has to be your current hometown and the object has to be at least 75 years old! So dive in history and find out what happened in your footsteps before you where born.

 

19. not again

Contest goal:
From the time we are small children we become obsessed with it, some of us grow out of it and some of us chomp the stuff day in and day out. Show us bubble gum in any form. It can be still wrapped, being blown up, or stuck to the bottom of a table.

 

18. Wet Curve

Contest goal:
Take a photo of something with stripes (plural) on it, or that looks like stripes.
Striped clothes, rocks, barber shop poles, vertical fencing, window blinds, fork tines, the edge of a rake, rows of vegetation etc. The “stripes” MUST be visual lines or bands going in the same direction, with no interruption from another direction. Curves are allowed. A minimum of 3 stripes is required.

 

Wet Curve photoshop picture)
Author: riady, created for: stripes photography contest

17. Tower of Hercules

Contest goal:
Each town and village has got an history, this can be represented by an old castle, a statue remembering the town founders, a plaque telling some historical facts and so on. In this contest you have to show us something about the history of the town where you live at the moment.

Besides the photo you also have to tell us what town you are showing us and tell us something about the photo, explaining why it is an important historical object in your town. Important: it has to be your current hometown and the object has to be at least 75 years old! So dive in history and find out what happened in your footsteps before you where born.

 

16. Serenity

Contest goal:
Many fountains were put in cities because fire brigades needed a water supply before systems were common in cities and towns. Now we enjoy them for beauty and relaxation.

Whether a massive stone fountain in the middle of a city square, or just a miniature set up in your office, enter your best shots of water fountains. Good Luck!

 

15. Emerald

Contest goal:
Show us your closest shot of a bug or insect. Get right up in their face as close as cameraly possible, and shoot their mugs! And of course be safe… some of them little buggers can bite or sting. Good luck!

 

14. Curves VS Lines

Contest goal:
Take a photo of something with stripes (plural) on it, or that looks like stripes.
Striped clothes, rocks, barber shop poles, vertical fencing, window blinds, fork tines, the edge of a rake, rows of vegetation etc. The “stripes” MUST be visual lines or bands going in the same direction, with no interruption from another direction. Curves are allowed. A minimum of 3 stripes is required.

 

13. Make a wish

Contest goal:
We’ve had smoke contests before, but seeing 30 or more pictures of just smoke can get boring… So for this contest you must add something else to the shot that compliments the smoke and adds visual interest to the shot. One catch… No outdoor shots, we are looking for studio style shots for this one.

 

12. A Natural Redhead

Contest goal:
Show us your closest shot of a bug or insect. Get right up in their face as close as cameraly possible, and shoot their mugs! And of course be safe… some of them little buggers can bite or sting. Good luck!

 

11. What is it?

Contest goal:
Show us your closest shot of a bug or insect. Get right up in their face as close as cameraly possible, and shoot their mugs! And of course be safe… some of them little buggers can bite or sting. Good luck!

 

10. Winter

Contest goal:
From little white picket to barb wire, wire mesh, split rail, or chain link. Wrought iron, wood, bamboo, aluminum or vinyl,… Fences are used to define area boundaries, keeping people or animals out or in, for privacy or protection.

Post your photos of fences of all types. The fences must be man made. No tree lines and rock outcroppings allowed, and no stone or brick walls, although brick posts within a fence are allowed.

EDIT: Pictures of gates will only be tolerated if the focus is on the fence attached to it. If the gate itself is the overwhelming focus of the photo it will be considered off topic. When in doubt, try not to include the gate at all!

 

9. Feed me, Seymour!

Contest goal:
Take a picture of a nut or nuts. Shelled or whole, singular or a mixed bunch, raw or toasted. Seeds are not allowed. The nuts cannot be incorporated into other foods (like cookies or cake, etc.).

 

Feed me, Seymour! photoshop picture)
Author: kyricom, created for: oh nuts photography contest

8. Bubblesplash

Contest goal:
Photograph something which is inside something else. This can be inside a box, an envelope, a balloon, a plastic bag… whatever you can think of. Think creative and surprise us. No humans, animals and flowers allowed

 

Bubblesplash photoshop picture)
Author: Bambi, created for: inside photography contest

7. F R E E D O M . . .

Contest goal:
From little white picket to barb wire, wire mesh, split rail, or chain link. Wrought iron, wood, bamboo, aluminum or vinyl,… Fences are used to define area boundaries, keeping people or animals out or in, for privacy or protection.

Post your photos of fences of all types. The fences must be man made. No tree lines and rock outcroppings allowed, and no stone or brick walls, although brick posts within a fence are allowed.

EDIT: Pictures of gates will only be tolerated if the focus is on the fence attached to it. If the gate itself is the overwhelming focus of the photo it will be considered off topic. When in doubt, try not to include the gate at all!

 

6. You got some on your face!

Contest goal:
Show us your closest shot of a bug or insect. Get right up in their face as close as cameraly possible, and shoot their mugs! And of course be safe… some of them little buggers can bite or sting. Good luck!

 

5. The Tower of Refuge

Contest goal:
Each town and village has got an history, this can be represented by an old castle, a statue remembering the town founders, a plaque telling some historical facts and so on. In this contest you have to show us something about the history of the town where you live at the moment.

Besides the photo you also have to tell us what town you are showing us and tell us something about the photo, explaining why it is an important historical object in your town. Important: it has to be your current hometown and the object has to be at least 75 years old! So dive in history and find out what happened in your footsteps before you where born.

 

4. паноптикум

Contest goal:
Photograph something which is inside something else. This can be inside a box, an envelope, a balloon, a plastic bag… whatever you can think of. Think creative and surprise us. No humans, animals and flowers allowed

 

3. Light Bulb Smoke

Contest goal:
We’ve had smoke contests before, but seeing 30 or more pictures of just smoke can get boring… So for this contest you must add something else to the shot that compliments the smoke and adds visual interest to the shot. One catch… No outdoor shots, we are looking for studio style shots for this one.

 

2. Striped waterdrops

Contest goal:
Take a photo of something with stripes (plural) on it, or that looks like stripes.
Striped clothes, rocks, barber shop poles, vertical fencing, window blinds, fork tines, the edge of a rake, rows of vegetation etc. The “stripes” MUST be visual lines or bands going in the same direction, with no interruption from another direction. Curves are allowed. A minimum of 3 stripes is required.

 

Striped waterdrops photoshop picture)
Author: patty, created for: stripes photography contest

1. Brain Sucker Starving…

Contest goal:
Show us your closest shot of a bug or insect. Get right up in their face as close as cameraly possible, and shoot their mugs! And of course be safe… some of them little buggers can bite or sting. Good luck!

 

Author: MrMonty

MrMonty is the founder of Pxleyes - He takes care of the site's development in php/mysql. He also works as a freelance PHP and .NET programmer and can be contacted via the site's contact page.

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